At Grand Central Station, Chief of Police George Coppola finds lost people, and Mr. Chidchester, head of the Lost and Found, finds lost dogs. Marino Marino makes oyster stew, while thinking up interesting math problems. A man in a porkpie hat buys cherry pies. Maira Kalman's stylized artwork, along with entertaining text, brilliantly captures the excitement of Grand Central Station, "the busiest, fastest, biggest place there is."
In her own words: "born. bucolic childhood. culture-stuffed adolescence. played piano. stopped. danced. stopped. wrote. discarded writing. drew. reinstated writing. married Tibor Kalman and collaborated at iconoclastic yet successful design studio. wrote and painted children's books. worried. took up Ping-Pong. relaxed. wrote and painted for many magazines. cofounded the Rubber Band Society. amused. children: two. dog: one." In her own words: "born. bucolic childhood. culture-stuffed adolescence. played piano. stopped. danced. stopped. wrote. discarded writing. drew. reinstated writing. married Tibor Kalman and collaborated at iconoclastic yet successful design studio. wrote and painted children's books. worried. took up Ping-Pong. relaxed. wrote and painted for many magazines. cofounded the Rubber Band Society. amused. children: two. dog: one."
Next Stop, Grand Central 2.7 out of 5based on
More than 1 year ago
On our last trip down the Hudson to New York City, my 3-year old daughter was fascinated with the majesty of Grand Central. Although we would be late for the first stop on our outing, we walked all over the landmark, taking in the sights and sounds. We stopped into a book store at the end of the day and found this perfect children's book that is as enjoyable for our daughter to look at as it is for us to read to her. We will definitely stock her shelves with other titles by Ms. Kalman.
More than 1 year ago
More than 1 year ago
Seems as though she is ridiculing people. The tone is mean-spirited and bitter. A children's book should be a work of art; but this book fails to express any meaningful emotional truth. Not only does the book lack good moral purpose, but there doesn't seem to be any good purpose at all.
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